WELCOME TO THE SSBTR WEBSITE!Students in leadership positions learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research. Beneficiaries of the money we raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Steele Childrens Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). With your help we can make a difference. The intent of our website is to further our objectives of disseminating information about this disease process, stimulating more widespread involvement within our community through donating, volunteering and participating in one or more of our events, and publicizing and promoting this exceptional student-run organization.
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RECENT BRAIN TUMOR ARTICLES
- Posted on 04/09/2014
Researchers have demonstrated in both cancer cell lines and in mice that blocking critical DNA repair mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy for glioblastomas.
- Posted on 04/02/2014
Brain-tumor cells that are infected with a cancer-killing virus release a protein that warns other tumor cells to mount a defense against the virus, shows study.
- Posted on 03/22/2014
A type of drug used to treat psychotic disorders may prove useful against one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.
- Posted on 03/21/2014
Results of a new study provide a foundation for new research to improve diagnosis and treatment of ependymoma,
- Posted on 03/16/2014
Surgeons at Chicago's Northwestern Medicine hospital are pioneering a new approach to brain surgery, using 3D glasses... to help them "see" better in the operating room.
- Posted on 03/13/2014
Canadian brain tumor patient has been treating her tumor with the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet, which researchers say starves cancer cells.
Leading Cancer Center in Portugal Becomes First in World to Offer Edge™ RadiosurgeryPosted on 03/05/2014
... fast, precise and non-invasive alternative to conventional surgery was used to treat several patients with lung, prostate and brain tumors.
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